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For release: 05/19/04
Release #: 04-147

NASA leader and astronaut visit Chattanooga school to share space exploration vision with students

A NASA leader and an astronaut will visit the Battle Academy for Teaching and Learning in Chattanooga, Tenn., a NASA Explorer School, on Friday, May 21. They will share the Vision for Space Exploration with the students who represent the next generation of explorers.

When: Friday, May 21, 10 a.m. EDT

Who: Rex Geveden, deputy director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.; and NASA astronaut-pilot Lee Archambault, an Astronaut Office representative at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Where: Battle Academy for Teaching and Learning, 1601 Market St., Chattanooga

"Right now, tomorrow's space explorers are sitting in America's classrooms — asking questions, solving problems and conducting experiments," Geveden said. "As NASA carries out the Vision for Space Exploration, we are working closely with our schools, fostering learning environments that will stimulate these future travelers to the Moon, to Mars and beyond."

During their visit, Geveden and Archambault will talk with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA's stepping-stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space.

Members of the news media are invited to cover the entire visit on May 21. A media availability will be held on site at 10:50 a.m.

For media interested in arranging one-on-one interviews with Geveden and Archambault in conjunction with the visit to Battle Academy for Teaching and Learning, please contact Martin Jensen of the Marshall Center Media Relations Department at 256/544-0034.

For information about the NASA Explorer Schools Program on the Internet, visit:

http://explorerschools.nasa.gov

For more information about the Vision for Space Exploration on the Internet, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/missions/solarsystem/explore_main.html

For information about NASA on the Internet, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov

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